To Launch on November 1, Cost $4.99 per Month

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Apple Arcade & Apple TV+ want you glued to your screen

"A curated selection of over 100 new and exclusive games from numerous most innovative game developers in the world is the ideal complement to the App Store's existing massive catalogue of games", says Apple's vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller. You'll also have access to a free trial, and the service will have 100 games at launch.

At its big iPhone launch event on Tuesday, Apple dropped details about Apple Arcade.

Arcade will be available for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS and will include a collection of "groundbreaking exclusive new games". A single Apple Arcade subscription can be shared with up to six family members.

Apple says that it will have more than 100 titles ready to go on launch day, which is right around the corner. "A curated selection of over 100 new and exclusive games from numerous most innovative game developers in the world is the ideal complement to the App Store's existing massive catalog of games", said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

With exclusivity in mind, Apple Arcade is the company's attempt to attract gamers to a subscription platform. The new tab will be updated with new games every month and provide recommendations for users.

Aside from that, the Apple Watch Series 5 will look pretty much the same as Series 4, with the same all-day, 18-hour battery life as previous models.

The company demoed games by Konami, Capcom and Annapurna Interactive at the launch to showcase their catalogue.

Apple Arcade is a monthly subscription service similar to Xbox Game Pass. If that piece of the puzzle works for everyone involved, next I'd like to see Apple address hardware limitations of its devices, especially the Mac, which has difficulty handling anything but the simplest games. Numerous games are exclusive to the service, and you'll be able to play them all later this month.

The Enchanted World - A game where players save a magical world from developer Noodlecake.

And when it comes to mobile gaming, Apple has for over a decade now managed to attract the cream of the mobile gaming crop. iPhone nearly single handedly made mobile gaming a viable option for developers, and will likely be offering tempting terms to continue to attract the best mobile gaming talent.

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